SECTION27 invites you to Mark Heywood's farewell lecture.
This was a heated topic on our WhatsApp group earlier this month and funny enough, Stian sent a chat that a woman sitting next to him on the plane was breastfeeding…Quite funny since we have been discussing about it and even though the discussion had died down it suddenly erupted again. Well, my personal take on it at first was that women can feed anywhere, it doesn’t matter as long as they cover up and some of my mates where just not for that compromise, especially the females in the group.
Government will consider a Constitutional Court appeal following its defeat in a Bloemfontein court on 15 March 2016.
Government was appealing a Pretoria High Court ruling which stated that because South Africa is a signatory to the Rome Statute‚ Al-Bashir should have been arrested when attended the African Union Summit in June.
In the same vein, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh‚ executive director of the Southern African Litigation Centre says that they were delighted that the Supreme Court of Appeal had dismissed the government's appeal.
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.
Bishops welcome same-sex couples
Same-sex advocacy groups have applauded a decision by Anglican bishops from across Southern Africa to welcome gay and lesbian couples into congregations as full church members.
The Triangle Project, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people rights (LGBTI) organisation, welcomed the decision, saying that, “While this is a first step, any step which moves towards inclusion and tackling the stigma against LGBTI people should be welcomed...”
The African National Congress (ANC) held its 100th birthday celebrations from 6-8 January 2011 in Mangaung, Free State, where it was formed in 1912. The celebrations featured events which were attended by among others, sitting and former heads of state, ANC members and supporters from all over South Arica and the alliance partners.
Below are the messages of support to mark the ANC’s centenary:
StartingBloc is excited to share that its global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month.
Suzette Kotze admitted to hate speech in the Equality Court held at Klerksdorp Magistrates Court.
In 2015 the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following a statement made by a former employee of the Matlosana SPCA. Kotze, now running the Stilfontein / Matlosana Animal Shelter, published a statement on a WhatsApp group that constitutes hate speech.
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